The incident comes amid concerns as the first cold snap of winter tests the resilience of the power grid
Several areas of the southern part of Paris were plunged into darkness yesterday, Thursday night, due to a power outage, which the operator of the RTE network linked to a technical problem in a transformer of the energy provider Enedis.
— Newsistaan (@newsistaan) December 9, 2022
The incident comes amid concerns that blackouts could cripple infrastructure in France as the first cold snap of winter tests the resilience of the power grid.
Power cut in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Les rues aux alentours are also concerned. pic.twitter.com/tPQcnp9VhL
— Alban Barthélemy (@AlbanBty) December 8, 2022
Many streets in the third, fourth and fifth arrondissements of Paris were affected by the power outages which occurred around 22:15 local time (23:15 Greek time) yesterday and power was restored around 23:00 local time, he said in a post on Twitter RTE’s department for the Paris region and the Ile-de-France region.
“Around 125,000 households were affected at the peak of the incident,” he notes.
🇫🇷 FLASH | One #coupure de courant a eu lieu en plein center de #Paris aux alentours de 22h20.
Elle a duré une quinzaine de minutes, et a plongé certains endroits du center de la capitale dans le noir. pic.twitter.com/2RbfDi0sA2
— Cerfia (@CerfiaFR) December 8, 2022
French government ministers have warned of possible blackouts if there is a gap between supply and demand, which they say will last no more than two hours and will be notified in advance.
State utility EDF, parent of Enedis, is trying to restart nuclear reactors facing corrosion problems.
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